Archive for June 4, 2019

TriMet awards $80M fleet overhaul contract to Siemens Mobility

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/04/2019) Siemens Mobility has entered into a contract worth $80 million contract to overhaul part of the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon’s (TriMet) light-rail fleet.  Siemens will overhaul 79 of TriMet’s Siemens SD660 light-rail vehicles, which are at mid-life. The work will allow the fleet to retain safety, performance and passenger comfort standards,…

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NS readies operating plan for precision scheduled railroading

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/04/2019 Norfolk Southern Corp. is preparing to roll out the Class I’s new precision scheduled railroad operating plan known as TOP21. The initiative is a key component of NS’s new three-year strategic plan to “Reimagine Possible” in all aspects of its business operations. In April, the company announced that the first phase of…

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Tariff on Mexico could cripple some railroad companies

(Source: Railway Track & Structures, June 3, 2019)  NEW YORK — Kansas City Southern is keeping a close eye on what happens with Mexico regarding tariffs. The railroad company has an operating line in Mexico and serves 90 percent of the auto assembly plants in the southern country. It also has four automotive distribution facilities…

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Union Pacific continues flood battle

(Source: Railway Track & Structures, June 4, 2019)  NEW YORK — Flooding in the Midwest this spring has been historic, and rail lines just got in the way of Mother Nature’s powerful stampede. Union Pacific has been working around the clock in attempt to restore service for customers and communities, and has already invested about…

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